Monday, May 23, 2011

Giveaway Day Is Here!


Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
 ~Bill Watterson

Thank you all for your birthday wishes and greetings!  They made my birthday wonderful!!

Whew! What a busy weekend!  Saturday started with our normal Farmer's Market run where we picked up so many wonderful new summer squashes, fruits, other veggies.  Next it was a mad dash to get my Mother's birthday present.  Nothing like putting it off until the last minute!  Our DD#2 and SIL and grandpup arrived and then it was out to lunch.  Then we spent a fun afternoon at the local fairgrounds enjoying the flavors, sights and sounds of the annual barbecue cook-off competition.  Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.  Home in time to do a little straightening before family and friends arrive to help celebrate my Mother's 83rd birthday.  Sunday was a little more layed back with only our DD#2, SIL, and grandpup.  We even managed to squeeze in a little bit of Wii.  It's quiet now this morning.  The pups are pooped after so much activity and the neighborhood has yet to awaken.  I am ready for a brand new week!

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PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY

Lucky Penny Day

This Holiday is set aside for people around the world to appreciate the good luck of the penny. So today make it a point to look on the ground everywhere that you go and see if you can find a lucky penny. They seem to magically show up everywhere. Finding a penny is sometimes considered lucky and gives rise to the saying, "Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day: you'll have good luck."  Here are a few little bits of info on the penny that you may not know:
* From 1857 to 1864 pennies were made of 88 percent copper and 12 percent nickel.
* Until 1843 pennies were composed of copper that was mined in England.
* Lincoln’s image first graced the penny in 1909. Prior thereto, the penny had images ranging from Indian heads and Eagles to the “flowing hair braids” of the late 1700s.
* Today’s pennies have 4 different versions of the reverse-side image, including Lincoln’s boyhood cabin home and the Union Shield.
* Even though zinc has certain toxic properties, coins remain the most-ingested accidental object in American households. (Dogs and parrots are particularly susceptible to zinc poisoning from swallowed pennies.)
* If you stacked up 1,056,000 pennies, the stack would be a mile high.
* In 2008, a double-struck penny from 1969 – essentially a minting error – sold for over $126,000 at auction.

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2011 MAY GIVEAWAY DAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED 


Today is the day to participate in the Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day. I am only one of bunches of participants.  For this giveaway I have made something special.....

This sunflower pin cushion is made of wool and measures 5 1/2" across.  It is stuffed with crushed walnut shells and lavender. 

If you would like to enter my giveaway, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite flower is.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

RULES:
* 1 entry per person
* If you are a no-reply blogger, you must include your email address in your comment.
* If I can't contact you, you can not win!
* This giveaway is open to everyone. And, yes, that means I will ship internationally.
* If you are selected as the winner, you must respond to my email within two days. If you don't, I will draw another winner.
* This giveaway ends Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. PST
* The winner will be announced by noon on May 26.

I will do my best to respond to comments left but I'm currently running another giveaway and am being overwhelmed by comments.  Thank you for understanding.

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MY BIRTHDAY GIFT

For my birthday my sweet DH gave me a new Nikon Coolpix L24. 

I had been wanting one for Christmas when my daughter had received hers as a gift.  I spent a little time on Friday playing with it to see what it could do.  It takes some of the best close-up pictures ever.....

Remember on Friday when I was disturbed that you could see how the flower bud tip was folded on the Baltimore block?  Well, look!  You can see the folds AND the tiny basting stitches.  And the picture of the pin cushion in the giveaway?  I took that picture using my new camera too.  Isn't it nice a clear?  I'm so happy with my new little toy.  I hope to be bringing you better pictures and finer close-ups than ever before :)

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RECEIVED MY WINNINGS

Last week I received a box containing what I had won from Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting.....

Aren't they gorgeous.  I was able to select any item valued up to $18 from Dye Candy.  I selected these 18 Fat 16th yard pieces of hand dyed fabrics.  I just love the colors and already have the quilt pattern picked out that I will be using them for.  Chris also included.....

8 darling Quilt Block Magnets.  These can replace some of the ugly magnets on my refrigerator.  Thank you, Marcia for having the giveaway and thank you, Chris for all of the beautiful fabric and cute magnets!!

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TODAY'S GOAL

Since I did absolutely no sewing on Friday I think it's time to get back to needle and thread.  Today I will continue assembling the Designer Mystery BOM quilt top.

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GIVEAWAYS

13 Woodhouse Road is having FQS Bella Parade Weekly Giveaway #3.  You could win a Bella Parade Fat Quarter Bundle.  Shruti will draw a winner on Wednesday, May 25.

The Intrepid Thread is having Market Giveaway Day 4.  You could win a charm pack of A Little Hoo's In The Forest. This giveaway ends Friday, May 27, at midnight.

Craizee Corners is having a 100 follower giveaway.  Once Sharon reaches 50 followers, she will give away a charm pack to 2 lucky followers and when she reaches 100 followers I will giveaway a charm pack to 3 lucky followers.  So only time and followers will determine when this giveaway ends.

Not a lot of new giveaways were listed but don't forget to check out all of those participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew May Giveaway Day.

And if you missed it on Friday, don't forget to enter My Birthday Celebration Giveaway where you could win 4 yards of beautiful fabric.  This giveaway ends Monday, May 30, at 7:00 pm.

Hawthorne Threads is having their weekly giveaway.  You could win a Dena Fishbein Kumari Garden Holiday fat quarter bundle.  Winner will be selected on Wednesday, May 25. 

Easily Distracted Debbie is ready to send the Traveling Stash on its way.  Debbie has added some great new items to the box.  This giveaway ends Friday, May 27.
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FINAL THOUGHT

AKA
(for today only)
GUILD MEETING REPORT

Well! I went to the local guild meeting Thursday evening. I took a deep breath and passed through the doors with my DH by my side. Don't be alarmed.....once inside I gave him a kiss goodbye and sent him on his way. The lady, Isabel, at the check-in desk was very welcoming and told me a little about the guild. There are over 100 members in this guild. I rolled over to the raffle table for something to do and bought some raffle tickets - nothing there I really wanted but thought I should show my support. Right before the start of the meeting, a couple of members came over to say hi and introduce themselves. One even made a point of sitting with me. The turn out was rather small as several members were on vacation and there were a lot of graduations going on in town.  The guild actually holds two meetings every third Thursday (one afternoon and one evening) to accommodate the membership.  Anyway, after the normal opening ceremony, one of the members, Sally Shuppert, had a trunk show and shared her glorious quilts with us (sadly, I didn't have my camera with me).  Then it was time for membership show and tell where more beautiful quilts were shared.  I have to admit - you all were right and thank you for encouraging me to go to this meeting.  I am proud to say that I am now a new member of The Cotton Patch Quilters of Bakersfield!  I am already participating by having taken home a kit to make a quilt for QOV.  Plus I will be making at least one little 32"X32" quilt for Loving Hands - quilts made for the neonatal unit of a local hospital.  So much for not wanting to start another new project :D

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
~Frank Scully

132 comments:

Raewyn said...

What a lovely newsy post; glad you had a good birthday and it looks like you had a fabulous weekend. Your new camera takes great close-up shots alright - now we will be able to see your work in great detail!! So pleased your visit to the guild went well.

Kelly O. said...

great giveaway!
thanks for the chance to win!

Quiet Quilter said...

I love tulips,,mainly because I don't get to see very many of them...and all those colors!

Peaceful Piecer said...

Orchids are my favorite houseplant and roses are my favorite in the garden. Thanks for a chance to win!

natalyK said...

Although I haven't met a flower I don't like my favorite are daisies.

Natasha said...

I love both lilacs and Mr. Lincoln roses for their rich and beautiful smell! Thanks for a lovely giveaway. I think I drooled a little when I saw your pincushion!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I like Gerber Daisies in bright colors, they are so cute. I really like quilted flowers though and your pincushion is soooo cute. Glad you had a good birthday and got some awesome fabrics, magnets and a nice camera! Hope you enjoy your guild.

Jodi said...

Glad you had a good birthday. That is a really cute pin cushion. Someone will be very pleased to have it in their sewing kit.

Linda said...

My favorite flower is.....wow, this is hard, I love them all.....hydrangea.
I'm so glad you have a good experience at the guild meeting!

Irina said...

I have many of them... one of them is freesia

Kathy said...

My favorite flower is lilac. Mmmmmmmmmm.

Mommarock said...

I love daisies.. they are sweet flowers.. quite understated.. but just as lovely. I would love to win your wonderful flower :)

tpott said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a good one, nice camera. My favorite flower would be 3 I can't pick just 1. #1 Carnation. #2 Sunflower. #3 Hydranga. See? How could you pick just 1. Have a great Monday, thanks for the beautiful giveaway! ;>

Joanne Lendaro said...

So happy that you had a great time at the guild meeting! Sounds like it may be a good fit for you. You did all of the "right" things, and the guild was SMART to have someone sit with you and make you feel welcome. I am sooooo happy for you!!!

Fabulous post, as always, filled with so much fun info. Love your new little magnets.


Thanks for the fun giveaway....my favorite garden flower is the bleeding heart. Love the Lupines that I have here in New Hampshire, but lilacs....oh, how wonderful they are too.

Donna said...

Favorite flower - yellow rose. Wonderful giveaway. I love the scent of lavender.

The Cotton Patch Quilters of Bakersfield has a super new member! Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

So glad the guild meeting was such a success for you! You pincushion is adorable! I'll take my chances on winning, but do I have to pick a favorite flower...I love so many. Ok, if I have to...clematis.
Nice pics with the new camera!

Kathryn said...

My favorite flower is the Zinnia. My husband plans to plant some for me today. Glad you enjoyed the guild meeting. I joined one 5 years ago and have made some nice friends. Kathie L in Allentown

Marcia said...

My favorite flower is the wood violet. The state flower of Wisconsin.

Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Going to list this giveaway too on the May for Me page and tweet this too!
http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/p/may-for-me.html

desertskyquilts said...

Isn't it fun to be up early when others are still abed? I'm usually one of the last up, though. LOL.

Thanks for the give away. That's a great pincushion and would look terrific on my sewing table.

My favorite flower is gladiola, any color. Lantana runs a close second, though.

Glad your guild meeting went so well!

rubyslipperz said...

my favorite garden flower is the gardenia...you can smell their beautiful sweet fragrance...a long distance away. =)

Great birthday present! And, you are theeee luckiest duck!!! You win so many cool things from blogland...yipeeee =D

and...be checkin' ur mail box...a leeetle birdie told me that something "belated" might be coming your way!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Love your pincushion, Linda! My favorite flower is hard, but I have to admit I'm partial to Tulips (and Morning Glories, and etc. the list goes on!).

LynCC said...

Not only is the new camera working nicely, it's pretty! :D

Lynda said...

Congrats....again....on the win. The magnets are so cute.

Lovely new camera to take lovely new pictures.

Love the pincushion and the chance to win it.

Glad you made it to the guild meeting. They are usually lots of fun, informative and always great quilts to see.

Favorite flower.....daisy....in any color.

Kwilt Noob said...

OH what a difficult question, but I guess I would have to say Peonies! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Linda, I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday. My favorite flower has always been the Daisy. I love so many others, the fragrance of the lilacs blooming under my bedroom window, Crocus peeking up through the snow each spring, and the list goes on...But growing up, my mother loved Daisies and our yard was filled with them, and I remember like it was yesterday, everywhere I looked in our yard there were daisies. Love em!!! Thanks for a chance in this fun giveaway. Hugs...

Leah said...

My favorite flowers are tulips, with daffodils coming in a close second. Your flower pin cushion is lovely, and I adore those magnets. I will have to look for some of those for my own fridge.

sophie said...

Sounds like a great birthday! The sunflower pincushion is adorable--what a sweet give away. As for flowers, I love irises.

elizabeth said...

my very favorite flowers are pansies - love them. :)
your pincushion is beautiful! i would love to give it a home holding my pins.

Mimi said...

I love pansies - so sweet with the little faces!! Awesome giveaway too!

Sallie said...

My favorite flower is a pink rose, but I bet you already guessed that. :) Congratulations on all your recent winnings! Glad you went to the guild meeting and had a good experience! Thanks for the giveaway!

GerryART said...

I'm so happy that your guild turned out to be a great experience for you, Linda.
I know you'll have a good place to see what others are doing and hopefully give you the inspiration and motivation that moves you along your quilting adventure.
I do love sweetpeas.
hugs,
Gerry

JayTee said...

My favorite flower is the huge sunflowers...I love them in fall arrangements

Becky said...

Hi Linda! Happy "late" Birthday!!! Did I read that you won a Go Baby? I was thrilled to see your name!!!! Just excited for you!!! Thanks for a wonderful blog! I love reading it each day! Take care!

Anne said...

Wow! Your new camera takes amazing photos! Love the little rosebuds on the Baltimore Basics block.

Love the sunflower pincushion, too. My favorite flower happens to be a sunflower. In the early 1980s, I bought an Amazon parrot, and my mother named him Pierre. Pierre promptly bonded to my future husband the second they met! Pierre loved sunflowers seeds. I would always tease him about planting sunflowers he couldn't reach!

Pierre was considered part of our family. He was like a brother to our children, and he watched them grow into young adults. Everyone loved Pierre; he even "signed" greeting cards to family members. Pierre died suddenly in late 2009. I miss him so much. Forevermore, the sighting of sunflowers spark fond memories of my beloved pet.

Congratulations to you for becoming a member of the Cotton Patch Quilters! Sounds like a name befitting quilters in my neck of the woods (Arkansas)! LOL! I look forward to hearing more about your experiences with the group.

Snoodles said...

I'm so glad the guild meeting went well! Oh, and congratulations on winning that die cutter at Leonas! I am so totally green with envy, and then you won those hand dyed lovelies, too. Lucky duck! Love your new camera, and glad that you had a lovely (albeit busy) weekend! Get some rest now!
Oops, almost forgot - my fav is daisies!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey there...I know, I know...a giveaway and you see my name! I read but don't always commen but today I must! Your little sunflower pincushion is just too freakin cute!! Ironically one of my favorite flowers is sunflowers. I'll keeping fingers crossed but not hold my breath. LOL
Wishing you a fun filled week ahead.

Freddie said...

What a great idea to have lavender in a pin cushion! My favourite flowers are the rose for its smell and the tulip for its shape. Thanks for a great giveaway. Freddie x

VickiB said...

Adorable pincushion! My favorite flowers are lilies - particularly oriental lilies with their heavenly scent. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Christine said...

Your posts are so enjoyable. My favorite flower is the sunflower. I just love those yellow petals!

Sandy said...

Love that pincushion. That was my favorite one that you've made. Congrats on winning the Go! from another blog (can't remember the site)! Sounds like a birthday win to me!;)

Tiffany said...

Pretty flower Linda!
I think my favorite flower right now is these purple bell flowers we just planted in our garden. They are gorgeous and tall and regal looking.

Maria said...

I am pleased you had a wonderful birthday. What a great camera. I am sure you will enjoy learning to use it.
Loved reading your post.
Thank you for a chance to win your lovley giveaway.
My favorite flower is a Tulip. Must be my Dutch heritage.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday! My favorite flower has always been the Rose. I love everything about a Rose. The color, the smell, even after they die, I love the dried Rose. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :-)

Helle said...

Tulips are a big favorite as they come in so many colors and look good both in the garden and in a vase. Love the pincushion! Thanks for the chance!

quiltma said...

The daisy is my favorite flower. I do so love your wool pincushion. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats to the lucky winner.

Homemaker Honey said...

Roses are my favorite!

G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

Deborah
Homemaker Honey
@Homemaker_Honey
homemakerhoney.com
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Linda K said...

Oh Wow!! My favorite flower in the garden is a black eyed susan and I know that the pincushion is a sunflower, but it sure could be a black eyed susan, too! Thanks for the chance to win. I loved reading your "final thought", because I just started quilting 4 years ago, was very nervous about going to my first guild meeting and now I'm on the Quilts of Valor committee, the librarian at the guild and having a blast with good friends that I've met.

Staci said...

Your pincushion is so cute and what a smart idea to put lavender in it! Next time I stuff a pincushion, I'm going to borrow your idea, okay?
I love Gerbera Daisies. They never fail to make me smile and I love the wonderfully intense colors.
Hope you get a chance to catch your breath, you've had such a swirl of activity.
Thank you for participating in Giveaway Day!

Catherine said...

Well, lilacs are truly my favorite that I actually come upon around here, but I adore orchids. While IL sports about 40 indigenous orchids, they are hard to find and well hidden! Sunflowers and daffodils are not far behind. Guess I just love flowers lol!

Vesuviusmama said...

So glad you went to the guild meeting - yay! And please enter me in your beautiful giveaway!

yorkie mom said...

My favorite flower is a daisy! beautiful pin cushion! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love bearded Irisessss

Barbara said...

We must have read one another's mind. I asked for a favorite flower comment on my giveaway too! Mine is the dahlia.

Glad your guild went well. They sound like welcoming people. After six months in my guild, not a single person had gone out of their way to introduce themselves. I was learning their names by hook or by crook. If I sat down at a table of members, no one spoke to me. If I sat at a table by myself, no one sat with me. Way to welcome a new member! Glad you had a better experience.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Great giveaway.Thanks for the chance.

Annie said...

What a lovely gift from your hubby. I always pick up a penny, having remembered the "lucky" saying. I'm going to have to go with the rose for my favorite flower. Last but not least Happy Birthday!

: )

krisgray said...

I love Lilacs - they smell SOOOOOOO good! First thing I did when we bought our was plant 2 dwarf shrubs by the front porch.

Congrats on your GO win - woohoo!!!

MoeWest said...

My favourite flowers are roses, especially the scented ones. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful pincushion.

jtomac said...

Shata Daisy.
quilt1972 at live dot com

Nancy said...

Hi Linda,

I'm so glad you enjoyed the guild meeting. It sure does sound like they go out of their way to welcome newcomers.
I'm not making this up, my favorite flower is a sunflower!
Happy Day!

Nancy

Debra said...

You are amazing and I love your blog so I just HAD to come enter. :)
debrajoyhawkins@gmail.com

joe tulips said...

I just wanted to say...I think you will love the camera! It is like mine! I have had fun taking close up pictures with!
As long as everyone is talking flowers, I will too...
I like blanket flowers the best. Mine are just starting to grow...

At Home With Michelle said...

My favorite flowers are lilies, thanks for the chance to win:)

yngla said...

I love magnolias. But this darling sunflower would get a good home next to my sewing machine :)

1.yngla@gmail.com

♥Duff said...

hey! i just came back from walking the dog and found a penny! that's so cool when things like that happen! My favorite flower is a spider mum--oh so beautiful!

camelama said...

My favorite flower is the freesia. Such an uplifting scent, I feel. Invigorating yet calm! :) Heh.

R said...

that's cute!

RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

RobynK said...

That's a lovely pincushion but it's a shame you can't send it to Australia or New Zealand as customs would have to destroy because it's filled with plant matter. There are very strict import laws over here because we don't have many of the plant diseases they have in the northern parts of the world.

Diane N said...

Very cute pincushion! My favorite flower is the tulip...they are so pretty, I just wish they lasted longer!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

What a cute pin cushion!
Glad your birthday was great!

Heather said...

Very nice pinny!

Kelsey said...

Glad you enjoyed the guild meeting; I am always kind of uncomfortable in big groups where I don't know anyone....

This is kind of random, but wondering if you might consider linking to my giveaway? It's my first and I moronically sent my link to Sew, Mama, Sew with a typo, so I'm sadly not getting any traffic from their site. Doh! Now I'm looking for alternate ways to help get the word out. :)

http://kelseyprantis.blogspot.com/2011/05/fmf-more-giveaway.html

Leslie said...

My favorite flower is Freesia. I have them growing in my garden. They smell great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Joanna said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the Guild meeting and joined, and I wish I could, too. Cotton Patch - what a cute name. Also, you won beautiful fabric. It'll make something beautiful.
My favorite flower? Right now the columbines are in bloom in my yard, and I love them. Very old fashioned and ruffly.

Colleen said...

Yeah you! Just think once a month you will b in a room full of people who are as crazy as you! Quilt crazy that is! :o) BTW didnt I see you won another giveaway? An Accuquilt maybe? you are lucky girl!

Ramona said...

Beautiful pincushion. My favorite flowers are peonies. They are just gorgeous!

ramona_murray at comcast dot net

sunny said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the guild meeting! My favorite flowers are 'sunny'flowers! What an awesome pincushion.

Sue said...

Hi Linda
Glad you had a great day, did I read that you won a go cutter in one of the many giveaways.
I would love to win your beautiful pincushion, they are becoming my new must collect, there are just soooo many gorgeous one out there to make.
Have a great day

Kay Lynne said...

My favorite flower is pink roses. Thanks for the chance to win your pincushion.

Kay
http://kayzquiltz.blogspot.com/

wooLynn said...

I love the pin cushion! My favorite flower is lily of the valley.

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

I love daisies...so pretty and fresh looking, thanks for the chance at the giveaway, your pincushion is lovely

shez said...

my favourite flower is a carnation as it reminds me of my late grand-father,thankyou for a chance in this lovely give-away.

Marcia W. said...

The pincushion is lovely. Hope you have a long happy birthday celebration.

Quiltjane said...

Thank you for the giveaway. It's a beautiful pincushion. I love roses.

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

I like orchids.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Catskill Quilter said...

Oh. how cool. Linda! I am glad that you were greeted, and that people worked to make you feel welcome! (Of course this means I have to get MY courage up...stay tuned for a report!)
Delighted for you! I think you will have FUN!

Catskill Quilter said...

Linda - Officially not a comment! (I already sent in a comment!) Meant to congrat on the Go Baby! win. Please let us all know how you like it!

Marta said...

Walnut shells and lavender...so clever!

Janet said...

I love your little pincushion! My favourite flower... I love bright colours and marigolds fill the bill for that. Unfortunately mine always get aphids....

Tiffany said...

my favorite flowers are tulips and gerber daisies.

Val said...

Love your pincushion. I think little daisies are my favaourite.

Alice said...

i know there is not enough time to check out all the blogs/giveaways!

I am now a follower :)

Esther said...

I think my favorite flower is lily of the valley. Mine are finally starting to pop up and will hopefully bloom soon!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Cheryll said...

See if this works this time... errgg! You filled the pin cushion with lavender... well that's my favourite. True story!
Thanks for a chance to win!

DangAndBlast! said...

quilt block magnets are a clever idea! I actually don't own a pincushion (I keep my boring pins in their Dritz box! silly me!), so it's about time I changed that... nice blog.

Sarah said...

Wow... Wish I could sew as good as you!

Cassie said...

I love love love Daisy's and roses... but will always pick a daisy! :) Thanks for doing your giveaway!

pianomama said...

Love that sunflower! I love daisies and tulips and sunflowers and any flower I can get my hands on:-)

Jingle said...

WOW! You have a lot going on! Happy belated birthday! I absolutely LOVE this pin cushion!!!! My favorite flower is the simple white daisy! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

My favorite flower is the pansy. I love this pincushion, even if it isn't a pansy! Thanks for the chance to win!

quiltzyx said...

Congratulations on your brand-spankin'-new guild membership!!! I do hope it's the beginning of long & fruitful relationship!

The sunflower pin cushion is awesome...hope I win it! ;^)

What a wonderful b'day prezzie! I carry my Coolpix L22 with me everywhere. (It's my 3rd Coolpix!) I like it so much, that I even stepped up to a Nikon D3000 SLR for those days when I want to try even fancier shots, but I still have a lot to learn about that one.

Oh, and congrats on winning the Go! Baby!!! (For some reason I wasn't able to leave a comment over there.)

kcenya1950 said...

my favourite flower is the sunflower. i like big and i like yellow!

Amber said...

I can never choose my favourite flower. I think it depends on the context it's seen in. But I do like the classics like roses and sunflowers!

Christie S. said...

Happy Birthday to you.....Love that little pin cushion.

lorraine said...

love love love that pin cushion!! thanks for the giveaway!!raineoc@yahoo.com

Ronny and Carla said...
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Ronny and Carla said...

I love tulips and I would love to win that pincushion! And I love your blog! Adding it to my reader :)

corina said...

When I saw the blog Stray Stitches on the list I said I KNOW THAT BLOG! I'm glad you joined a guild. I love the guild I belong to. It's so rewarding to spend time with other quilters! I would love to show them your little pincushion, in person!

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

My favorite flower is the snapdragon. They are fun to play with - pick off one and down where you pinched it off, you can make the two parts move like a mouth.

The Monkey's Mama said...

Happy birthday! I love peonies. Jane, thank you for the tip, I never knew why they were called snap dragons... i'll be raiding some gardens tomorrow and showing my kids....

gill said...

I love Lily of the valley!
So pretty and the smell is divine!

Binks said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Thanks for letting us all bask in your glory.
I love the pin cushion. Its so cute. And I know it'll definitely keep my needles sharp with that filling.

jennifer said...

Love the pin cushion and so happy that you won the go baby. Favorite flower is Bleeding Hearts.

Peach Rainbow said...

I'd love it - Thanks for the chance :D
My favorite flower is Jasmine!

hueisei said...

Thanks for the generous giveaway!
I hopes I am the lucky one :)
I am following your blog too ^^
Newbies here..

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cute flower pin cushion. I haven't tried to work with wool yet. My favorite flower is the rose. My mother is from Tyler, TX, the Rose Capitol of the world, and her father grew prize roses.

Amy Kirchhoff said...

Thanks for participating in the giveaway week. This one is fabulous! I could use a good pin cushion. My favorite flower is a peony.
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Shannon said...

Your pincushion is so cute. I love it! Your camera is a great gift. It does take wonderful pictures. I will keep an eye on your pictures because I am thinking of buy a new camera soon. I am so happy that you had a good time at your Guild meeting. I am sure that you will have a lot of fun. It is just hard to start something new.

Skooks said...

My favorite flower is gerbera daisies, but I dream of growing hydrangeas in my front yard!

Lee said...

I love the sunflower pincushion - my daughter who is learning to sew would love it and its hers and my favorite flower!
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Stephanie said...

I don't really have a favorite, but I do like indian paint brush

ElfRenee said...

I love thistles!

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Terry said...

Love the pincushion! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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I like dogwood flowers. thx

A Joyful Chaos said...

I would love to give that pincushion a place to rest on my crafting table1

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Sandi P said...

Love the pin cushion and I love daffodils. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hippie Housewife said...

Lovely pincushion!

My favourite flowers are lilies. So elegant and pretty. :)

Emily said...

I would love to enter. I like roses

Emily

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mamaTAVE said...

Since I was a small child, I have always enjoyed carnations. The first plant I can remember as being "mine" in my parents' backyard was a red carnation. I love your idea of stuffing this cushion with shells and lavender. It must be delightful every time you stick a pin in!

LisaT said...

Cute sunflower! I do like sunflowers but for the aroma, roses, some peonies, lilacs, and lavendar. Daisies for the delicateness! I dont know any I dont like for one reason or another.

Melissa said...

Thanks for the chance to win your great sunflower pincushion:)

Jagels said...

i love sunflowers and pincushions so this would be perfect for me. thanks.

Beth said...

My favorite flowers are roses, because they remind me of my mom's rose garden.

Thanks for the chance to enter.

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